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Photo by Scott Diekema, Nepal Semester.


Hello everyone! My name is Sarah (on the left in the picture!), and I am so excited for our program this fall! Here’s a little bit about me: I was born and raised in Napa, California, and I am currently attending UC San Diego. I am going into my third year as a Sociology major, and I am also hoping to declare a minor in Italian when I return! Aside from school, I absolutely love traveling, running, hiking, and anything outdoors!

As for what influenced my decision to study abroad this fall in Nepal, I was inspired by a trip that I took to Nepal while I was in high school, and I have wanted to return ever since. I am very excited for our Nepali language course, and look forward to learning and practicing while on the trip. With that, I am a little nervous for the homestay portion, but despite my nerves, I am still looking forward to it.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, and I look forward to meeting you all in a few short weeks!